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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Act 1978

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  • - C2004A01939
  • No longer in force
Act No. 140 of 1978 as made
An Act to amend the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975.
Date of Assent 20 Nov 1978
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK AMENDMENT ACT 1978

No. 140 of 1978

An Act to amend the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Act 1978.

(2) The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

Commencement

2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Membership of Authority

3. Section 10 of the Principal Act is amended

(a) by omitting sub-section (5); and

(b) by omitting from sub-section (6) “part-time”.

Membership of Committee

4. Section 22 of the Principal Act is amended

(a) by omitting from paragraph (1) (a) “nominated by the Authority”;

(b) by inserting after sub-section (4) the following sub-section:

“(4a) The member of the Committee referred to in paragraph (1) (a) shall be appointed by the Authority by writing under its common seal.”;

(c) by inserting in sub-section (5) “referred to in paragraph (1) (b) “after “Committee”; and

(d) by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:

“(9) In this section, a reference to a member of the Authority shall, where a person is acting as Chairman or as a part-time member, be read as including a reference to that person.”.

Tenure of members of Committee

5. Section 23 of the Principal Act is amended

(a) by inserting before sub-section (1) the following sub-section:

“(1a) The member referred to in paragraph 22(1)(a) holds office during the pleasure of the Authority.”; and

(b) by inserting in sub-sections (1) and (2) “referred to in paragraph 22(1)(b) “after “Committee”.

Remuneration of members of Committee

6. Section 24 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting in sub-section (4) “or a person acting as Chairman of the Authority” after “Authority”.

Chairman of the Committee

7. Section 25 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-section (1) “the member who is a member of the Authority” and substituting “the member referred to in paragraph 22(1)(a)”.

8. Section 26 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section substituted:

Resignation of members of Committee

“26. (1) The member of the Committee referred to in paragraph 22(1)(a) may resign his office by writing signed by him and delivered to the Chairman of the Authority or, if the member is the Chairman of the Authority, to another member of the Authority.

 

“(2) In relation to a time when a person is acting as Chairman of the Authority, references in sub-section (1) to the Chairman of the Authority shall be read as references to that person.

 

“(3) A member of the Committee referred to in paragraph 22(1)(b) may resign his office by writing signed by him and delivered to the Minister.”.

Termination of appointment of members of Committee

9. Section 27 of the Principal Act is amended

(a) by inserting in sub-sections (1) and (2) “referred to in paragraph 22(1)(b)” after “member of the Committee”;

(b) by inserting after sub-section (2) the following sub-section:

“(2a) The member of the Committee referred to in paragraph 22(1)(a) ceases to hold office if he ceases to be a member, or acting member, of the Authority.”;

(c) by inserting after sub-section (3) the following sub-section:

“(3a) If the member of the Committee referred to in paragraph 22(1)(a) fails to comply with his obligations under subsection (5), the Authority shall terminate the appointment of the member.”; and

(d) by inserting in sub-section (4) “referred to in paragraph 22(1)(b)” after “member of the Committee”.

Schedule

10. The Schedule to the Principal Act is repealed and the Schedule set out in Schedule 1 to this Act substituted.

Further amendments

11. The Principal Act is amended as set out in Schedule 2 to this Act.

 


SCHEDULE 1

Section 10

SCHEDULE TO THE PRINCIPAL ACT

SCHEDULE

Section 3

The area the boundary of which

(a) commences at the point that, at low water, is the northernmost extremity of Cape York Peninsula Queensland;

(b) runs thence easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of parallel of Latitude 10°41′ South with meridian of Longitude 145°00′ East;

(c) runs thence southerly along that meridian to its intersection by the parallel of Latitude 13°00′ South;

(d) runs thence south-easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 15°00′ South Longitude 146°00′ East;

(e) runs thence south-easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 17°30′ South Longitude 147°00′ East;

(f) runs thence south-easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 21°00′ South Longitude 152°55′ East;

(g) runs thence south-easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 24°30′ South Longitude 154°00′ East;

(h) runs thence westerly along the parallel of Latitude 24°30′ South to its intersection by the coastline of Queensland at low water; and

(j) runs thence generally northerly along that coastline at low water to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 2

Section 11

FURTHER AMENDMENTS

1. The Principal Act is amended as set out in the following table:

Provision

Amendment

Sub-section 4(2).......................

Omit “other than Papua New Guinea”

Paragraph 5(1)(b)......................

Omit “Australia” (first occurring), substitute “the Commonwealth”

Sub-section 7(3).......................

Omit “section 59”, substitute “section 60”

Paragraph 10(4)(a)....................

Omit “Australian Government”, substitute “Commonwealth Government”

Sub-section 47(6).....................

Omit “A warden”, substitute “An inspector”

Sub-section 48(4).....................

Omit “sub-section (3)”, substitute “sub-section (2)”

Section 63.................................

Omit sub-section (4)

2. The following provisions of the Principal Act are amended by omitting “Australia” (wherever occurring) and substituting “the Commonwealth”:

Sections 3(1) (definitions of “Australian coastal sea” and “Great Barrier Reef Region”), 4(1), 5(1)(e) and (h), 8(1)(b), 22(6), 34(2), 36(2), 37(8), 38(1), 42(2), 47(1) and (9), 59, 63(1) and 66(6), (7) and (8).